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Abbas Tyrewala

Abbas Tyrewala is an Indian film screenwriter and director. After making his mark as a screenwriter and dialogue writer in early 2000s, with award-winning films like Maqbool (2003), Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003), he made his debut as a director with a breezy romantic comedy, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008). Born and brought up in Mumbai, Abbas joined St. Xavier"s College, Mumbai for graduation, where he started working on plays and soon started writing advertising jingles, but he left without securing a degree to join Ogilvy & Mather PR agency, where he worked for a year; he then joined television production company Cinevista as creative consultant, which he left in 2000, to become a full-time writer. He entered the film industry as a lyricist, writing for film like, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000), and Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), till he got his break with Santosh Sivan"s Asoka (2001) as a dialogue writer. He is married to Pakhi who had her debut in his film Jhoota Hi Sahi opposite John Abraham. Abbas hails from a modest background. Born to a poor Muslim family. Abbas"s father owned a tyre repair shop, his mom, biwi , was keen to get Tyrewala a good education in order to help him achieve. Films : Director : Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) Jhootha Hi Sahi (2010) Writer Asoka (2001) Chupke Se (2003) Darna Mana Hai (2003) Maqbool (2003) Main Hoon Na (2004) Gudumba Shankar (2004) (Telugu cinema) Vaada (2005) Salaam Namaste (2005) De Taali (2008) Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) Dialogues and Lyrics : Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar!! (2000) (Lyrics) Lagaan (2001) (Screenplay) Kushi (2001) (Lyrics) (Telugu Film) Asoka (2001) (Dialogue) Leela (2002) (lyrics) Chupke Se (2003) (Writer) Maqbool (2003) (Screenplay & actor) Darna Mana Hai (2003) (Writer, screenplay & dialogue) Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003) (Dialogue) Paanch (2003) (Lyrics) Main Hoon Na (2004) (Dialogue & screenplay) Shikhar (2005) (Screenplay) Salaam Namaste (2005) (Story & dialogue) Vaada (2005) (Dialogue) De Taali (2008) (Written by) Welcome (2007) (Dialogue) Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) (Director & screenwriter) Jhoota Hi Sahi (2010) (Director, Screenplay & lyrics) Bang Bang! (2014) (Dialogue) 2.0 (2018) (Dialogues & Lyrics in Hindi) War (2019) (Dialogue) Awards : 2004: Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Munnabhai M.B.B.S. 2004: Zee Cine Award for Best Dialogue: Munnabhai M.B.B.S. 2005: GIFA Best Screenplay Award: Maqbool 2005: Zee Cine Award for Best Screenplay: Maqbool (with Vishal Bhardwaj)